Montgomery County Board of Education to vote on interim superintendent appointee

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — The Montgomery County Board of Education announced Monday that it was planning to vote for an interim superintendent at its Tuesday meeting.

The Board of Education said that it was planning to vote on appointing Monique Felder as interim superintendent.

“Dr. Felder brings 32 years of experience in public education, including as superintendent for Orange County Public Schools in North Carolina, where she was nominated as regional superintendent of the year,” a statement said.

Parents share thoughts on McKnight stepping down, future of MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced Friday that it and previous Superintendent Monifa McKnight had “mutually agreed to separate.” A week earlier, McKnight said that the Board of Education had asked her to “step away.”

The school system had been facing a series of investigations after one of its employees who had recently been approved as Paint Branch High School principal, Joel Beidleman, was accused of sexual harassment.

Some replies to the Board of Education’s post on X brought up concerns about Felder’s history. She left Orange County Public Schools on Aug. 2, announcing her departure less than one week before that.

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